Items Tagged ‘endocrinology’

Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

September 6, 2019

Fixing Santa Claus’ Hyperparathyroidism

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, Alaska, there may not be […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, featured, hyperparathyroidism, Masha Livhits MD, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen gouda52

I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 I had a onetime opportunity […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 24, 2019

"the best of the best!”

By VEE vmich55555

Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer only 3 months after I had been diagnosed and had a major surgery for […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, melanoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


June 24, 2019

A good outcome

By Woody woody3082

I was shocked about my diagnosis, but after speaking to Dr. Yeh it was so much easier and I had full confidence. that this would be the outcome we would reach… its all clear and gone. Every person I have met in his staff have made it so easy with appointments or any questions i […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 1, 2019

Redo thyroid surgery

By Buddy mismz68

I came to see Dr. Yeh after a botched 2nd surgery for thyroid cancer. Due to my previous experience I was concerned to have my neck operated on again. Dr. Yeh was patience and very skilled and immediately put me at ease. Recovery from surgery was at least a week faster than my pervious surgeries […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, neck surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 31, 2019

Comprehensive Doctor

By GREAT FULL keithakaplan

My UCLA endocrinologist, Dr. Stephanie Smooke checked comments from my other doctors and discovered I was to have cat scans because of spots on my right kidney. It determined I had a cancer on my right kidney. Because of Dr. Smooke, I was treated for this cancer and of now cancer free. I will always […]

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke, endocrinology, kidney cancer, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Surgery


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Byrnsi miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 5, 2018

A New Experience

By Cece keirasade

First I went to another doctor for my surgery, but I wasn’t happy with the staff. My experience there was very upsetting so I decided to come here because a friend of mine recommended Dr. Yeh to me. When I first walked in, I felt very happy and confident with him. I did the surgery […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 2, 2018

At Last!

By MusicDebby jdsrberg

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn’t show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who knew me for 20 years […]

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Tags: cancers, diabetic, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium, high PTH, nuclear medicine tests, patient stories, radiation, UCLA Endocrine Center